Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Being Successful

The quote below, attributed to Woody Allen, got me to thinking about success, luck, purpose, and the diligence required to fulfill one's purpose:

"Eighty percent of success is showing up when you are as talented as me. Without the talent, no one would have realized that I had showed up"

Is talent then given? Improved upon? Mastered? One shows up and that which is given, improved upon, and mastered bring about that eighty percent success rate?

What is the twenty percent? That which is given, the talent? What is the eighty? That which is improved upon and mastered?

Success then is not possible without you. Luck and happen stance are minimum forces that we ourselves create through diligence. Diligence here is working through the talent which allows you to show up, to be noticed, and to fulfill purpose.

This is being successful.

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